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Investigators Seeking Public Assistance in Identifying Female Driver who Fled Scene of Serious Injury Crash-Klamath County

UPDATE – Investigators seeking public assistance in identifying the female driver who fled serious injury crash scene

Investigators of a serious injury crash in Klamath County are requesting assistance in identifying the female driver of a red Honda CRV. Investigators have exhausted their leads and are turning to witnesses to assist in locating the female. 

After the crash, the driver was observed walking north, in the northbound lane. She walked past the line of traffic, which was stopped. She was described as 30-40 years old, 5’ 3”, slightly heavy build, light brown to dark brown wavy hair, wearing a light brown jacket with hood and shorts.

Anyone with any information that could assist investigators in identifying the female driver is asked to contact OSP’s Dispatch Center at 800-442-0776 or *OSP (*677) from your mobile phone.  Reference Case number SP22-110362

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On May 10, 2022, at approximately 10:16 AM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a multiple vehicle crash on Highway 97 near milepost 258. 

A preliminary investigation revealed a red Honda CRV, operated by an unknown individual, lost control due to weather-related conditions and struck a concrete barrier. After striking the barrier the vehicle was disabled in the southbound lane of travel. A southbound gold Honda Accord, operated by Gary Rugg (69) of Chiloquin Oregon, attempted to avoid the red Honda by swerving into the northbound lane. A northbound black Peterbilt, operated by Dallas Young (53) of Bredenbury, Saskatchewan,  struck the gold Honda.

A fourth vehicle, a red Ford truck, operated by Martin Toro (63) of Klamath Falls Oregon, was struck at some point during the second collision. 

Rugg was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the red Honda fled the scene and has not been located. 

OSP was assisted by Chiloquin Fire, and Klamath County Fire District #1, and ODOT. 

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